Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AA, AMZN, EXPE, YGE, JCP, JKS, MOT, NBIX, QLGC, SCSC, SOLF, VALE, VSAT, VMW)

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Maybe everyone is hanging on for the unemployment report, but this Friday morning there are many key influential analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Maintained Buy but removed from Conviction Buy List at Goldman Sachs.
Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) Cut to Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) Cut to Hold at S&P Equity Research (late Thursday call).
Jinko Solar (NYSE: JKS) Cut to Perform at Oppenheimer.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Cut to Hold with $10 target at Citigroup.
Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ: NBIX) Started as Buy at Jefferies.
QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) Raised to Buy at Canaccord.
ScanSource Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) Raised to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus.
Solarfun Power Holdings Co. (NASDAQ: SOLF) Cut to Hold with $13 target at Auriga.
Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) Cut to Neutral at UBS.
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) Raised to Outperform at Oppenheimer.
VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) Started as Market Perform at FBR.

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